PEN America experts are available for interviews with the press. Please direct inquiries to Suzanne Trimel, Senior Advisor, Communications and Media, at [email protected].
At a time of unprecedented attacks against the free press, PEN America Members are taking action. Join us today.
PEN President Appiah Nominates Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize
PEN American Center President and Professor of Philosophy Kwame Anthony Appiah on Friday sent his nomination of Chinese colleague Liu Xiaobo for the Nobel Peace Prize to the Norwegian… More
Writer and PEN Officer Zhao Shiying Detained in China
PEN American Center today condemned the detention of Zhao Shiying, Secretary General of the Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC), who was taken from his home and had his personal… More
Tamil Journalist J. S. Tissainayagam Released on Bail
PEN American Center welcomes the release on bail of Tamil journalist Jayaprakash Sittampalam (J. S.) Tissainayagam from Welikada Prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January 11, 2010. Tissainayagam, who… More
Writers Ring in New Year with Call to Free Liu Xiaobo
E.L. Doctorow, Don DeLillo, A.M. Homes, Edward Albee and dozens of other members of PEN American Center staged a New Year’s Eve rally this morning on the steps of… More
PEN President Appiah Calls Sentencing of Liu Xiaobo a Mockery and a Scandal
PEN American Center President Kwame Anthony Appiah issued the following statement in response to the conviction of writer and fellow PEN member Liu Xiaobo, who was sentenced today by… More